Priority given to Agriculture in Governor's customary address to the 15th Assembly

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The first session of Orissa’s 15th Assembly commenced with Governor Dr. S.C.Jamir laying priority on agriculture, the key to development of the State. In the next five years 10 lakh hectares of land would be irrigated, he said.

The customary address spelt out assurances for formulation and promulgation of women policy, creation of labor Welfare Board for workers in unorganized sectors, Medical Corporation for supply of medicines to patients, Express Highway to serve KBK region and southern districts and over and above other ambitious programs, conversion of thatched houses to RC roofed ones in phased manner.

Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the House thereafter till June 13, in honor of the lamented leaders and martyrs whom the House paid obituary respect.

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